It’s patronage

Editor: I must take exception to your editorial comment (The Times, June 28), praising the appointment of Gordon Campbell to the position of High Commissioner to Great Britain.  No, I am not holding a provincial political grudge.

The fact of the matter is, the man is a convicted felon.  He was convicted of impaired driving in 2004.  He lied so often to the people of this province, he was finally forced to resign in disgrace.  (Can you say HST?)

To appoint such a person to this lofty position also tells me something about his buddy, Prime Minister Stephen Harper.  Sadly, in my opinion, this is nothing more than one ultra-right winger appointing another ultra-right winger to a cushy job. It’s political patronage, at its worst.

Jack McEwen,

Langley